Fall 2019 Professional Development Day Nov. 5

Professional Development Day Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Offices closed and no classes will be held.
Fall 2019 Professional Development Day will take place is one week on Tuesday, Nov. 5! Dr. Gianina Baker will be the luncheon keynote.

In this session. Dr. Baker will use national trends and initiatives to connect to the current work of institutions to become student and work ready. Exploration of what is meant by the terms “student ready” and “work ready” are needed as LLCC works to center such efforts into its current equity and inclusivity work. Examples of initiatives and work happening nationally on college campuses will be used to bolster understanding and communication of how to illustrate the student experience, and how all of us, whether you work directly with students or not, impact the sense of belonging student have on our campus.

In addition to Dr. Baker’s presentation, there is a full schedule of workshops with a wide variety of topics planned throughout the day. View an overview of the Fall 2019 Professional Development Day schedule. A detailed schedule for the day with session descriptions can be found in an Oct. 22 email.

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PACE survey open through Friday, Nov. 1

As a reminder, the college is currently administering the Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE). It will be available through Friday, Nov. 1. For those who have not yet completed the survey, you should have received a reminder email with the survey link on Monday, Oct. 21 from the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE).

The survey is conducted every three years to provide data on perceptions of the college environment and to help inform continuous quality improvement initiatives. Your participation is important and appreciated!

Veterans Day program recognition

United States flagsCurrent LLCC faculty and staff who are active or inactive military are invited to share their name and branch of military with LLCC Student Life so that their service can be recognized in the Veterans Day Ceremony program. Please email this information to Jacob Deters at jacob.deters@llcc.edu by Oct. 31.

LLCC’s 24th annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 11 at noon outside of A. Lincoln Commons. The ceremony is sponsored by LLCC Student Life and honors all veterans including LLCC faculty, staff and students who served in the armed forces. Following the brief ceremony, refreshments will be served inside the Commons. In the event of inclement or extremely cold weather, the ceremony will be held in A. Lincoln Commons.

Welcome to Bonita Bentley and Kim Wilson!

Bonita BentleyBonita Bentley has recently joined LLCC as help desk specialist. Before moving to Springfield six years ago, she worked in IT tech support and corporate training in Las Vegas, Nevada. She can be reached at bonita.bentley@llcc.edu or 786-2811. Welcome, Bonita!




Kim WilsonKim Wilson is a new recruitment specialist for the college. She previously worked for Springfield School District #186 as workplace coordinator. Kim earned an associate degree from Richland Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and a master’s degree from University of Cincinatti. She can be reached at kimberly.williams-wilson@llcc.edu or 786-2810. Welcome, Kim!

Today’s Academic Innovation and eLearning workshop

LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning is offering a variety of workshops this semester covering topics such as active learning, innovative teaching tools and internet accessibility/compliance, as well as multiple open labs for your convenience.

Today’s workshop is:
Creating Internet Accessible PDFs – Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10-11 a.m. in S0119

For full descriptions and registration information, visit www.llcc.edu/workshops-training.

Bistro To Go open today 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bistro Verde in the Workforce Careers Center
Bistro To Go, LLCCs student-run café, is open today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The café, located in the Workforce Careers Center, offers takeout soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and coffees prepared by LLCC culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality students. View the fall 2019 menu.

Lunch orders can be placed in person, at 786-2821 or at bistroverde@llcc.edu. Additional information and instructions on how to email your order can be found at www.llcc.edu/bistro-verde. Cash and debit or credit cards are accepted.

Bistro To Go is open for the fall semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 21 (with the exception of Nov. 5).

End-of-month deposits due tomorrow before noon

The deadline to submit your deposits to LLCC Finance is tomorrow, Oct. 30, before noon. Please hand the deposit to Nichole Coffey or Jessie Maddox as monies should not be left unattended.

As a reminder, if you have taken in funds, it is necessary to submit them and corresponding deposit slips to the finance department on a daily basis.

If you have questions, please contact LLCC Student Accounts at 786-2480.  Thank you!